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leak

verb
 
 
/liːk/
LIQUID/GAS [I, T] B2 If a liquid or gas leaks, it comes out of a hole by accident, and if a container leaks, it allows liquid or gas to come out when it should not: Water had leaked all over the floor. The bottle must have leaked because the bag's all wet.Plumbing and pipes and sewageMovement of liquids
SECRETS [T] If someone leaks secret information, they intentionally tell people about it: Details of the report had been leaked to the press.Revealing secrets and becoming known
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